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Welcome Katherine!

1 May 2018 - 8:22am by Kelly Perry

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is delighted to announce that Katherine Stemmer Frumento joined the Library as Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services on April 23rd. She can be reached at katherine.frumento@yale.edu and 203-785-6251.

Katherine Stemmer FrumentoKatherine’s most recent experience was at Greenwich Hospital where she was the Library Director for 17 years. At Greenwich, she developed and implemented consumer health literacy services to ensure that patients, their families, and the general public had resources for their health care information needs. Katherine also implemented clinical librarian services to ensure that all members of the health care teams had the evidence-based information they needed to provide the best care to patients. Katherine started her medical librarian career at Park City Hospital in Bridgeport and then went to Bridgeport Hospital as Library Director. After a thirteen-year tenure at Bridgeport Hospital, Katherine was appointed the Medical Library Director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she served for many years before moving to Greenwich Hospital.

In addition to her MLS from Southern Connecticut State University, Katherine also holds an MBA from the University of New Haven.  Her professional memberships include the Medical Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, the North Atlantic Health Sciences Libraries, as well as the Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians.

Welcome Katherine!

Renovation Update!

9 February 2018 - 3:04pm by Kelly Perry

We are excited to announce that plans for the renovation are moving forward! The architects are preparing the final enhanced schematic design and construction drawings with an end of March timeline. As of now, construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-July.

Here are some recent preliminary drawings of the proposed Team-Based Learning classroom and the relocated Information Commons. Please note: the colors are for definition of spaces, not the actual colors for the final designs.

New classroom viewed from entrance to the room  "cutaway" view of new classroom from above  New information room on lower level

 

We are delighted to share this transformation with you. Stay tuned for more details.

Color Our Collections Week - 2018!

7 February 2018 - 10:50am by Kelly Perry

It's that time of year again...  Color Our Collections Week is back!

Following the lead of the New York Academy of Medicine (please visit their website, which includes not only the CWML, but several other examples of coloring pages by numerous other libraries, museums, and universities), we have rendered some of our digital images into coloring pages.

 

To see our examples from this year and last, please click on the following links:

The 2018 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.
The 2017 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.
The 2016 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.

New Exhibit for Winter 2018

7 February 2018 - 8:07am by Kelly Perry

 

 

Image of two volumes of "La Santé à la Portée de Tous"

Highlighting New Acquisitions in the Medical Historical Library
January 29th-March 28th, 2018

The Medical Historical Library expands its collections through the careful acquisition of new books, prints, posters, ephemera and other objects.  Spanning assorted topics, including anatomy, herbs and plants, plague and other diseases, protest against medicine and social justice, HIV/AIDS patients, Planned Parenthood, and more, this exhibition highlights just a few of the new pieces recently added to the Library.

On view in the Rotunda and Library Hallway.

Please view our Instagram account @yalemedhistlib for more collections, including other recent acquisitions.

Open Position: Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services

10 January 2018 - 8:54am by Kelly Perry

We're hiring!  Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested.
 
Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
STARS Requisition number:  47576BR
 
Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
 
Position Focus
The Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services advances the Medical Library’s role in improving clinical quality, advancing patient care, educating trainees and faculty, and enhancing research in the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Reporting to the Associate Director and working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will develop innovative services, formulate a strategy for setting and achieving goals, assess skills and resources required to ensure success, and evaluate program effectiveness. 
 
In a busy, service-focused medical library, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services supervises the work of the Clinical Team and the long-established clinical liaison program. This involves coaching and evaluating the work of four direct reports, plus collaborating with other librarians involved in clinical outreach. The incumbent works with all library staff to provide research support to the medical center using a wide range of digital and mobile resources, and instructional and information technologies, and is involved in collection development. This position directly supports academic departments as a liaison librarian. 
 
The Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services serves on the Library’s Leadership Team, the Research and Education Department Managers’ Team, and partners closely with two other Assistant Directors on all aspects of outreach and education to promote teamwork and collaboration, to enhance the training and development of librarians, and to ensure the provision of services of the highest standards.
 
Essential Duties
1. Leads the Medical Library’s program in support of the Yale New Haven Medical Center’s clinical enterprise. Promotes the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services that align with user needs and the clinical care and research priorities of the university and the hospital.
2. Establishes and maintains relationships with clinicians, administrative and house staff, hospital and health system administrators, and chairs of academic departments.
3. Provides leadership and vision for the Clinical Team and manages the Library’s clinical liaison program.
4. Hires, trains, coaches, supervises, and evaluates the work of four librarians.
5. Serves as a liaison librarian to selected departments and offers orientations, instruction, consultation, searching, and research services and support to faculty, staff, and trainees.
6. Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including: evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools, databases, mobile apps.
7. Collaborates with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian and other librarians in the health system to build robust clinical collections, resources, and tools.
8. Teaches in the Library’s general instruction program, depending on skills and interests (e.g. biomedical databases, citation management tools, biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact).
9. Serves on the Library’s Leadership Team and the REED Managers’ Team.
10. Collaborates with other librarians and libraries at Yale University.
11. Promotes the use of current and emerging technologies.
12. May participate in the Personal Librarian Program.
13. Serves on Library and University committees.
14. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices to encourage innovation and ensure the excellence of the Library.
15.  May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
16. May perform other duties as assigned.
 
Required Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of five years of professional library experience in a medical/health sciences library, or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the current issues in medical education and training and clinical practice. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching biomedical research resources.
  • Proven ability to design, implement, and assess innovative outreach programs and services to achieve library objectives.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others and commitment to mentoring, training and developing staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Proven ability working both independently and collaboratively with varied groups.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
 
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
  • Eight to ten years of professional library experience in a biomedical or clinical environment.
  • Participation in health sciences research teams as a peer.
  • Experience supervising librarians.
  • Degree in a health science, education, science or public health area.
 
Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University.  One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth.  Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
 
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should by submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2mijFwX.
 
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Biomedical Literature Searcher

28 September 2017 - 2:03pm by Kelly Perry

Biomedical Literature Searcher
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
 
Rank: Casual Position
Term: Until June 30, 2018
Schedule: Flexible; Approximately 10-15 hours/week. Quantity will vary depending on need but will not          exceed 19 hours in any given week.
 
Position Summary:
 
Seeking an experienced health sciences librarian with outstanding biomedical literature searching skills to supplement the existing Cushing/Whitney Medical Library team of clinical and research support librarians. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Biomedical Search Librarian conducts a variety of literature searches for end users and fellow librarians, including quick-turnaround clinical searches, in-depth topical searches, concept table development, developing hedges for IACUC compliance searches, and support for comprehensive searches for meta-analyses and systematic reviews. May provide services directly to health professionals within the Yale New Haven Medical Center.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provides in-depth literature searching services for faculty, students, researchers and librarians.
  2. Conducts quick searches on a variety of biomedical topics, often working directly with patrons.
  3. Develops and peer reviews comprehensive searches, translates and documents searches across appropriate databases, maintains search logs and records, exports results to a citation management library.
  4. Imports and manipulates citations in software such as EndNote and Covidence.
  5. Builds or uses existing hedges to search and package results for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and federal regulatory compliance.
Qualifications:
  1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
  2. Five years or more professional experience in an academic health sciences or hospital library.
  3. Expert knowledge of search techniques in PubMed, Ovid, CINAHL and other databases and electronic resources is essential.
  4. Experience with citation management programs, especially EndNote
  5. Experience working collegially, collaboratively and independently with varied groups, with and across a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. 
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  7. Ability to work well in a team-based and self-directed work environment.
To apply:
Send cover letter, CV, and the names of three references to:
 
Katie Hart
Senior Administrative Assistant
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
 
 

Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian

12 July 2017 - 9:06am by Kelly Perry

We're hiring! Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested.
 
Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II — III
Requisition:  44636BR
 
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
 
The Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in developing and sustaining collection development and scholarly communication activities at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Primary areas of responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, trouble-shooting Medical Center e-resource access issues, and serving as the in-house expert for staff and users on matters of open access, alternative publishing models, and other issues related to scholarly information. Reports to the Associate Director of the Medical Library and collaborates closely with all departments. Provides guidance and decision support to the Director for joint-licensing resources for academic and health system partnerships, including working with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated hospitals and librarians. Collaborates with collections staff throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) on approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and policies.
 
Responsibilities
  • Supports the selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the clinical, curricular, research and missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center schools, programs, and departments.
  • Collaborates with librarians to offer classes, workshops, learning objects, consultations, and information sessions about open access and other scholarly publication trends and issues. Provides advice and guidance to both Medical Library staff and users.
  • Works closely with the Medical Library’s Business Manager to provide budget projections for library collections, and to insure the effective management of general account and endowed collection funds, in accordance with university and library fiscal policies. Manages a budget of $4.4M.
  • Works with procurement and legal staff at the Yale New Haven Health System and with hospital librarians from affiliated hospitals to negotiate pricing and licenses for clinical point-of-care resources integrated into the electronic health record.
  • Understands and keeps current with issues and trends related to scholarly communication, publishing, and emerging information and data sharing, particularly in the health sciences.
  • Participates in outreach including the Medical Library’s personal librarian program.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with vendors to suggest developments to user interfaces and development priorities.
  • Collaborates with YUL Collections and Technical Services units, including the Director of Collection Development and the Director of E-Resources and Serials Management.
  • Utilizes metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of processes and workflows.
  • Compiles and analyzes collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with university library and national library association statistical reporting requirements.
  • Manages Medical Library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites.
  • Participates in library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. May represent Yale to state, national, and international organizations.
  • May be required to participate with disaster recovery efforts.
Qualifications
  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with a minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of the electronic publishing environment and scholarly communication issues. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, including license and product negotiations, vendor relations, and collection development and management. Demonstrated experience with analyzing usage statistics (e.g. COUNTER compliant usage statistics).
  • Ability to manage a collections budget and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects, and services, and bring them to fruition or conclusion in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
  • Must be able to work with faculty, staff and students in a culturally diverse environment.
Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with biomedical information resources and tools, as well as knowledge of health sciences libraries and their evolving roles in medical education, biomedical research, clinical practice, and scholarly communication.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with implementing joint licenses between academic entities and health systems.
  • Public services experience and training, preferably in a health sciences library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University.  One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth.  Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
 
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should by submitted by applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs, requisition 44636BR.  Please direct all correspondence to hiring supervisor Holly Grossetta Nardini.
 
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Color Our Collections Week - 2017!

7 February 2017 - 11:27am by Kelly Perry

Just in case you missed our #ColorOurCollections week, fear not!  We've got you covered.

Following the lead of the New York Academy of Medicine (please visit their website, which includes not only the CWML, but several other examples of coloring pages by numerous other libraries, museums, and universities), we have rendered some of our digital images into coloring pages.

 

To see our examples from this year and last, please click on the following links:

The 2017 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.
The 2016 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.

 

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